All performances of Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus have been cancelled as a direct result of the Government’s new border control measures requiring all arrivals into New Zealand to self-isolate for 14 days. The performers in Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus were due to arrive in New Zealand after midnight on Sunday 15 March when the border control measures took effect leaving Auckland Arts Festival with no choice but to cancel the season.
The thrill of circus, the mayhem of Mozart.
Straight from the score and onto the stage, Mozart appears amid a storm of powder, tumbling and twirling, as musical mayhem and movement fuse in this family show with a circus twist.
To those who know him, he is Wolfgang, the dart-playing ratbag. To those who are watching and listening, he is the wigged genius Mozart. Come and discover his irrepressible spirit and vibrant compositions through physical comedy and mischievous antics.
Reinventing the composer’s magical music, this skilful and illuminating show features Circa’s dexterous daredevil artists and a live accordionist. Watch as the notes are physically lifted off the page as performers bring the renowned compositions to life in a hilarious and high-spirited act young ones will fall head over heels in love with.
Please note: The Friday 20 March 10.30am performance is also a relaxed performance are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment. This can include people with autism, sensory sensitivities, or a learning difficulty. For more information, click here.
Commissioned by The Art House Wyong. Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
“Cheeky, charismatic and boundlessly energetic.”
“Manic and magical”
— The Guardian
“Delightful… Performed with an infectious sense of joy”
— Sydney Morning Herald
“Take the kids, take someone else’s or unashamedly take yourself and giggle googly-eyed along with them all for lashings of Mozart contagious joy!”
Wolfgang’s Magical Musical Circus | Auckland Arts Festival 2020